MiniTool Partition Wizard

MiniTool Partition Wizard 8.1

Free
Comprehensive partition manager tool for all Windows operating systems
3.8  (5 votes)
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It is not easy to find partition-related software tools that are both intuitive and comprehensive, especially if you do not want to part with your money. Luckily, there is the Home Edition of MiniTool Partition Wizard. This free, interesting and full-featured partition utility comes with all the functionality you can think of when in need of customizing your hard disk’s partitions, and probably some more. It resizes, copies, creates, extends, splits, deletes, formats, hides, explores, and converts partitions easily and efficiently with the help of dedicated wizards and explanatory videos, and with useful warning messages that will let you know about the consequences of all your decisions – Partition Wizard has been so carefully designed in this regard that you are the only one to blame if you happen to wipe out the wrong partition or disk using this efficient tool.

However, do not panic. It is not that the tasks performed by MiniTool Partition Wizard are so complex that you will need to watch various videos and learn long cryptic instructions before enjoying its functionality. I just find it reassuring to have so much help and clear instructions at hand whenever I have to mess about with my data. As a bonus, the program comes with three wizards designed specifically to help you copy disks and partitions, and to recover damaged partitions. So, you see, there is no reason for anything to go wrong.

The program works seamlessly with any Windows operating system from XP upwards. It allows you to transform drives with a NTFS system file into a FAT drive, and to perform partitioning of your disks following either the MBR or the GPT specifications, and convert existing partitions between them in a flash. GPT disks allow for up to 128 partitions bigger than 2 GB, as opposed to the strict limitations of the MBR specs. Though GPT disks are not good for booting, they are great for massive data storage. These tasks are new to this version of MiniTool Partition Wizard, and they add to all the classic partition utilities that we all know and love.

Among them, we can find the copy partition tool, which has been enhanced with a “Copy UEFI boot disk” function (the new PC firmware standard that will apparently send BIOS to the scrap yard soon), the FAT to NTFS conversion utility, the possibility to extend partitions without reboot, to change the size of the clusters without losing your valuable data, to resize and change the location of existing partitions safely, or to recover a deleted or damaged partition in just a few simple steps.

It does not matter what made you look for a partition program such as MiniTool Partition Wizard – this program has the necessary tools for every partition task, and you can be sure that it will be a simple, clear, and efficient process that will deliver the expected results.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Excellent top functionality for a free tool.
  • Includes wizards for complex partition operations.
  • Simple and intuitive interface.
  • Suitable for all users.
  • Warning messages for all data-sensitive operations.
  • Supports disks bigger than 2 TB.
  • NTFS to FAT converter.
  • Converts between MBR and GPT partition types

Cons

  • None
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